El Capítulo LIMA del Centre for Conscious Design organiza el Conscious Cities Festival, durante 5 días, entre el 19 y 23 de octubre. Puedes leer más en esta nota. A continuación conocerás lo que estamos preparando para el día 4, jueves 22:
4 | CULTURA Y DIVERSIDAD (ver programa)
En el día 4 nos enfocamos en la relación que tiene la arquitectura y la ciudad con la cultura y la diversidad, una de las diferentes esferas de nuestra vida más importantes. Desde la historia, educación, neurociencia y antropología, construiremos puentes hacia la arquitectura y urbanismo, con la finalidad de fortalecer los lazos interdisciplinarios en la creación de ciudades conscientes y del buen vivir.
¿Cuál es la relación entre diversidad y arquitectura? ¿Qué tanto la ciudad alienta la cultura y la diversidad, o por el contrario, las limita? ¿Qué posiblidades hay para reconectar nuestras prácticas urbano-arquitectónicas con el nuestra herencia prehispánica? ¿Cómo podemos incorporar procesos participativos que alienten la cultura peruana en el diseño y planificación de nuestras ciudades? Todas estas preguntas y muchas más serán planteadas en ponencias, talleres y conversaciones de carácter interdisciplinario y nos ayudarán en la síntesis en el día 5.
¡Súmate a Conscious Lima!
Milagros is a researcher by nature and loves cultivating social relationships. She is a Historian by San Marcos National University (UNMSM), specializing in Public Management from the Ricardo Palma University. Also, she is pursuing a Master's studies in Conservation and Management of Built Heritage at Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI). Milagros is founding member of both the "ASESHIS" Association and "ALARIFES", both of which promote and research about the peruvian heritage and culture. Milagros is a researcher at the ISHRA-UNMSM and leads the Monumental Heritage Rescue team. Moreover, Milagros has demonstrated experience in studies and management of Monumental Heritage in integral projects such as the "Urban Renewal and Regeneration of the Historic Center of Lima". In that regard, Milagros was in charge of the historical investigations of heritage in PROLIMA and participated in projects developed by EMILIMA such as the "Municipal Theater", "Manzana del Rastro y la Soledad" and "Parque de la Reserva". Milagros is a researcher of urban processes and territorial planning of Lima from an historical perspective, as demonstrated in heritage intervention projects, including "Historical study of the National Mint of Lima" and "Historical evolution of the buildings of the National Superior Autonomous School of Fine Arts of Peru". Milagros has been coordinator for projects such as "Museo Mario Vargas Llosa - Arequipa" and "Expansion and urban processes of Lima 1535-2015". Currently, Milagros’ main interests are community intervention projects in heritage, focusing on neighbors as the main actors in the recovery and enhancement of heritage, directing the Project "The route of the Cultural Patios of Barrios Altos".
Flor is an architect who specializes in Bioconstruction. She is a passionate reader and her main interests are Bioarchitecture, Urbanism and Childhood. She is a researcher in architecture and social urbanism, and ecological technologies. Prior to her current position as professor at the Center for Social and Environmental Education in Monterrey (Mexico), she was professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad Tecnológica del Perú (UTP). Flor has an extensive experience on construction with ecological materials in Peru, Colombia, Mexico, India and China. Flor is co-founder of SER Ciudad, an organization where she develops tools for the consolidation of community relationships through participatory architecture and strategic urban planning. Flor has a Master's degree in Public Management at the San Martín de Porres University (USMP) and a Diploma on Bioclimatic Architecture and Energy Efficiency at Ricardo Palma University (URP). She also studied the Course on Sustainable Architecture at the Toulouse Lautrec Private Technological Institute for Higher Education, and the Course on the Development of the Bamboo Industry in China at the China National Bamboo Research Center (CBRC). Flor also has studied courses on Bamboo Technologies in India, Mexico and Peru.
Aline is an architect with studies on Bioclimatic Architecture and Energy Comfort at Ricardo Palma University (URP, Lima). Besides, she has a Diploma on Management, Green Area Designs and Urban Arboriculture at La Molina National Agrarian University (UNALM, Lima). She is aware of the importance of architecture in the development of cities. She believes that every citizen can contribute positively to our society. Aline is member of SER Ciudad, a non-profit association, where she promotes architecture and urban planning projects with a participatory and sustainable approach. She is also a founding partner of "ALARIFES", a multidisciplinary group which focuses on research and development of projects that share knowledge about the natural and cultural heritage of Peru in order to strengthen their identity and encourage their conservation. Currently Aline is developing two researchs that channel her passions: The origins of botanical gardens and their importance in the development of cities, and the impact of degradated heritage houses in Lima downtown on the health of the people who inhabit them.
Besides being a Master in Arts in Cultural Studies and Political Sciences by the Eberhard Karls Universität (Tubinga, Alemania) and a Social Psychologist by the PUCP (Lima, Perú), Martin considers himself as bridge and agency, as he pursues the collective creation of the necessary frameworks to achieve the transformation of our communities. Also, Martin believes in the vitality of cultural work as the driving force for development. Moreover, he is aware of our necessity for more places and spaces (both physical and virtual) in which we could not only negotiate and share our differences and agreements. Martin believes in Hannah Arendt's saying that: "Politik ist angewandte Liebe zum Leben" (Politics is love applied to life). Martin's trenchs for intervention are cultural centers, networks, projects, and applied multidisciplinarity. His specializations are cultural management and work, international and cultural co-production, urban and regional development, globalization and intercultural communication, qualitative and compared research, and consulting, training and teaching.
Miguel is an architect by the Ricardo Palma University (URP). Master in Andean Archeology from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) and candidate for Doctor in Social Sciences with a major in Anthropology (UNMSM). Research professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Ricardo Palma University (URP), professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC). He has been a professor in the Master of Museology and Cultural Management, and the Master of Architecture and Sustainability , both at URP, as well as in the School of Archeology of the UNMSM. Miguel is member of the Arqueo-Arquitectura Andina Institute (IAAA). He directs the Formative Research Group "Andean Architecture" of FAU-URP students. He has published Ceremonial architecture in Cerro Azul (2003) and Chancay Architecture. Ritual spaces of sacred time (2016). He is also co-author of Guide to Architecture and Landscape of Lima and El Callao (E. Bonilla editor, 2009) and, Deities, landscapes and astronomy in the Andean and Mesoamerican cosmovision (Villanueva, Broda and Sakai, editors, 2019). Miguel also was President of the Organizing Committee of the I International Congress of Andean Architecture, I CIAA Peru-2019.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Ana is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher trained at Compañía Taller de Danza de Caracas (TDC). She has a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Cinema, graduated from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), and is completing a Master's degree in Visual Anthropology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). She is currently a professor of Dance at the PUCP School of Performing Arts. She has been developing her personal proposal as a dancer, choreographer and director in projects that seek to continue investigating the dialogue between contemporary dance, performance, film, architecture and the visual and sound arts. She is currently co-director of the USUARIO_ company, a platform from which movement proposals are made that are enriched by the encounter with various artistic languages and the integration and use of various technological tools in research, creative processes and scenic products. Furthermore, USUARIO_ was born out of the interest to continue exploring, investigating and reflecting on the link between the body, architecture and urban space.
Milton is an Architect by the National University of Engineering (UNI). He concluded his Master at the Major National University of San Marcos (UNMSM). Milton has experience in university teaching, research, urban planning and architectural design with a social emphasis. Milton develop his works through participatory workshops, alternative projects and consultancies, all of them aiming to improve the quality of life and meet the necessities and demands of children, young people, women, older adults and other vulnerable social groups. His professional and personal processes intersected soon in his academic life at the university, and evolved rapidly as he continued to engage with different populations and experiences in Peru. These processes generated a deep concern about the common good, which Milton translated into two projects: "Llaxta Wawa Peru": Urbanism and Children's Architecture, and "Llaxta Atelier Peru": Urbanism and Social Architecture. These projects are social ventures that develop creative and innovative strategies to increase citizen empowerment and social responsibility.
Augusto is architect, urbanist and professor at Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (FAUA-UNI) and Escuela Superior de Administración y Negocios (ESAN). He is been an active designer, an opinion leader and a spokepersons about urban issues, for about 45 years. Augusto has written books suchs Urbanismo para sobrevivir en Lima (1992, ed. EBERT/APOYO) and Lima a los 450 años (1985, ed. UP). and many of his articles have appeared in renowned newspapers and magazines. Moreover, Augusto has directed the Masterplan for Lima Downtown in 1987, several urban plans for districts and regions all over Peru, and other large urban projects such as the Lima Great Park, the Structuting Plan for Costa Verde, the Renewal Project for Rimac River, the Qapac Ñán Complex in Cajamarca, and Fairs for cultural and artistic events. Currently, he is consultant the urban plan for Callao district and is principal of AOZ architects, his private studio. Prior to these experiences, Augusto was professor in Bruselas (Bélgica), worked in Oriol Bohigas, the lider urban studio office in Barcelona, and was a UNESCO consultant for the masterplan of Cartagena de Indias. Moreover, he has adviced many authorities in Lima about urban issues since 1980.
Neuroscientist Laura Baquedano graduated from the Master of Veterinary Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) and is currently pursuing a Master in Neuroscience. Laura has worked in research for six years in the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, Neuroscience and Behavior Laboratory and, currently, in the Parasitological Diagnostic Laboratory at Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH). She has carried out international internships in stem cells and neurological models (UCDavis, California), Optics and optogenetics in neuroscience (UNAM, Mexico), and Image processing and pattern recognition (UNIBAGUE, Colombia). She has won awards from FONDECYT, Latin American Training Program, and ACMCIP LMIC. Also, Laura has been a professor of neuroscience, neuropsychology, chemistry, biology, and wildlife at several universities such as UPCH, UCSUR, UNIFE, UNMSM, and has been the coordinator of the Master in Neurosciences (UPCH). She has completed diplomas in Quality Management Systems in Laboratory, and Quality, Safety, and Occupational Health Management Systems at Universidad Agraria de La Molina (UNALM). Laura belongs to international and national organizations (AAALAS, SfN, ASTMH, SPIE, SONEP), and to the Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru. Her interests are animal models, infectious diseases, neurocysticercosis, and neuropathology.
Enthusiastic and passionate about interpreting the city by sensitive exploration, Henry is the founder of the research and experimentation laboratory "Urban Synesthesia", a space which promotes citizen participation, the appropriation of space, and the spatial navigation that enhances all senses. He manages the digital platform "HUMAN studio", a design atelier which is critical about the current architectural-urban approach, addressing the daily concerns of citizens and their space with tools of digital expression and visual character. Henry studied Architecture and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Urban Management at Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru (UNCP). Henry has experience in the development and management of projects and initiatives aimed at urban activism; also, he maintains a continuous concern about the problems and peculiarities of our territory. He currently works in the creative design studio "Nativo Architects", carrying out projects in Architecture and Interior Design. Henry believes that if we deepen in the user's knowledge and understand his reality, from his accumulated experience of his home, neighborhood and city, we can contribute to improving the life experience of human beings in their inhabited spaces.
Ze is afroperuvian, father of Thiago and Luanna, a community educator, a social philosopher and a psychological counselor. He is committed to strengthening active citizenship and the social fabric by promoting leadership of the child and adolescent population with a gender and interculturality approach. Ze is a bike activist and an amateur percussionist, always learning through colective an collaborative work, and well-being practices with an integral approach. Moreover, he holds a Master's Degree in Policies and Practices for Development by the Graduated Institute of Ginebra (Suiza). Currently, he is studying the International Master of Citizen Territorial Governance of the international network PROFADEL. Ze is a fellow of the Nacional Collective of Intercultural and Community Education, member of the Popular Education Network of Latin America and the Caribbean, and member of the Latin American Network for Participatory Planning. Ze is interested in socio-educative innovation and the participation of children, adolescents and the youth. Lately, he has develop a wide range of subjects such as: active citizenship, territorial governance, volunteering, interculturality, social responsability, service leadership, sports for development, experiential participative learning, servant leadership, sport for development, participatory experiential learning, solidarity and service learning, collaborative learning, personal growth, effective communication, solidarity, culture and spirituality.
Ana Maria holds a PhD in Development Planning (University College London), and a Master's degree in Philosophy (MPhil) in Environment, Society and Development (University of Cambridge). She also holds a bachelor's degree in Sciences, with a major in Chemistry (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru). Ana María works in the development of knowledge networks and practices, under a local-global approach, that contribute to the urban agenda and the formulation of policies in markets and community spaces around food and nutrition. CoMercado, her personal project, shows histories and dialogues about markets, foods and communities that act around them. The titled of the project seeks to recognize the sense of community inherent in markets and shared common practices such as eating. CoMercado introduce explorations about markets and food related experiences that Ana María has collected in Peru and abroad. Based on those experiences, she offers reflections and proposals for the future of markets. Her vision integrates the recovery of markets as places that hold a public spirit, allowing for the access to a healthy production of promixity and the recognition of both histories and territories which build our cities around food.
Maria Jesus Alfaro-Simmonds is an architect and researcher on urban childhoods, urban happiness and everyday experiences of the city. She holds a master’s degree in construction and real estate management (MDI PUCP / UPM, Madrid) and is completing a PhD in Human Geography at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research explores young people´s everyday experiences, needs and use of urban spaces, including issues around sociability, accessibility, belonging, safety and quality of the built environment through the lens of happiness and wellbeing. Her work is interdisciplinary, applicable in different geographies and has already proven to be relevant to both academia and policy making due to breaking new ground in Latin America. Her background encompasses over 10 years of professional practice within the architecture and building industry in Peru and over 5 years of practical research in both Peru and the UK working with young people and families in urban contexts. Her interests lay at the interplay between wellbeing, urbanism and socio-cultural inequalities particularly within Latin American countries. Maria has established ‘Urban Wellbeing’, an urban social research lab exploring ways to fuel urban happiness and to provide a holistic view upon the city and connect with likeminded researchers. Also, she is currently co-editing “A modern guide to wellbeing research” to be published in 2021.
Fiorella is a communicator by the University of Piura (Peru). She holds a Master in "Sociology, social transformations and innovation" at the University of Barcelona. She also has studies in urban sociology from the Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy, and urban sustainable development at Environment Protection Training and Research Institute - India. Fiorella has more than 8 years of experience in design, implementation and monitoring of communication, sustainable development, research and technological and social innovation projects in companies, universities, innovation centers and international cooperation agencies in Peru, Colombia and Spain. Due to her experience in the gestation and implementation of projects, she sees urban problems as opportunities for new social and business initiatives that provide practical and empathetic solutions for all citizens. That is why she created Calidoscopi Consultoría, an organization that accompanies people and organizations in the creation and implementation of sustainable development projects of and for cities. Currently, she also works as a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), where she works on strengthening the capacities of the leaders of local markets, and on the development of tools to improve the management of these spaces in the country.